Planning Application Overview

Opendate_range11 Nov, 2021, 12:01am - 28 Feb, 2022, 11:59pm

Planning Application Overview 
 

The airport authority for Dublin Airport (daa) submitted a planning application to Fingal County Council, Planning Authority, on 18th December 2020 (FCC ref. F20A/0668). The Application relates to a Relevant Action only within the meaning of Section 34C of the Planning and Development Act 2000 at Dublin Airport. 

The Application relates to the night-time use of the runway system at Dublin Airport. It proposes the amendment of the operating restriction set out in condition no. 3(d) and the replacement of the operating restriction in condition no. 5 of the North Runway Planning Permission (Fingal County Council ref. F04A/1755; ABP ref. PL06F.217429 as amended by FCC ref. F19A/0023, ABP ref. ABP-305289-19), in addition to proposing new noise mitigation measures. 

The Application was referred to the Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (ANCA) on 23rd December 2020 by the Planning Authority in accordance with the provisions of the Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Act 2019 (the Act of 2019) for an assessment of the potential noise impact of the proposed Relevant Action. 

The applicant has applied to amend condition no. 3(d) of the North Runway Planning Permission. Condition 3(d) and the exceptions at the end of Condition that state the following: 

3(d). Runway 10L-28R shall not be used for take-off or landing between 2300 hours and 0700 hours except in cases of safety, maintenance considerations, exceptional air traffic conditions, adverse weather, technical faults in air traffic control systems or declared emergencies at other airports.  

Permission is being sought to amend condition 3(d) so that it reads:   ‘Runway 10L-28R shall not be used for take-off or landing between 0000 hours and 0559 hours except in cases of safety, maintenance considerations, exceptional air traffic conditions, adverse weather, technical faults in air traffic control systems or declared emergencies at other airports or where Runway 10L-28R length is required for a specific aircraft type.’ 

Condition no. 5 of the North Runway Planning Permission provides as follows: 

On completion of construction of the runway hereby permitted, the average number of night time aircraft movements at the airport shall not exceed 65/night (between 2300 hours and 0700 hours) when measured over the 92 day modelling period as set out in the reply to the further information request received by An Bord Pleanála on the 5th day of March 2007. 

The applicant is seeking permission to replace Condition 5 with the following: 

A noise quota system is proposed for night time noise at the airport. The airport shall be subject to an annual noise quota of 7990 between the hours of 2330hrs and 0600hrs. 

The Application proposes the following noise mitigation and monitoring measures: 

a) A noise insulation grant scheme for eligible dwellings within specific night noise contours; and 

b) A detailed noise monitoring Framework to monitor the noise performance with results to be reported annually to the Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (ANCA), in compliance with the 2019 Act. 

The Application does not seek to make changes to or modify: 

  • The airport’s existing passenger capacity limit of 32 million passengers per annum (mppa);

  • The preferred daytime mode of operation as set out in Condition 3(a) – 3(c) of the North Runway Planning Permission; 

  • The restricted use of the airport’s crosswind runway as set out under Condition 4 of the North Runway Planning Permission;